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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack
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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack

The Tico Times - July 22, 2016

UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. July 23 A U.S. tourist had his right leg amputated Friday afternoon after a crocodile attacked him near the Playa Grande estuary in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The…

Starving crocodiles finally fed amid Honduras legal row
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Starving crocodiles finally fed amid Honduras legal row

AFP - November 4, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Some 11,000 crocodiles that have gone unfed for almost a month -- because their Honduran owners had their assets frozen due to U.S. accusations they laundered…

Honduras crocodiles starve after US freezes elite family’s assets
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Business
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Honduras crocodiles starve after US freezes elite family’s assets

Noe Leiva | AFP - November 3, 2015

SAN MANUEL, Honduras -- More than 10,000 Honduras crocodiles are starving to death on a farm after the wealthy family owning them had their assets frozen because of…

Crocodiles sleep with one eye open
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians
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Crocodiles sleep with one eye open

The Tico Times - October 26, 2015

Chuck Norris doesn't sleep, he waits. So, it seems, do crocodiles. According to a new study published this month in the Journal of Experimental Biology, crocodiles sleep with one…

Costa Rica Crocodile Pocho is Dead, But his Legend Lives On
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians
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Costa Rica Crocodile Pocho is Dead, But his Legend Lives On

The Tico Times - October 11, 2015

Four years ago today Gilberto Shedden lost his best friend. Shedden, or Chito as he is better known in his hometown of Siquirres, first met his friend…

Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports
Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile warning signs in Costa Rica have decreased bad encounters with tourists, Environment Ministry reports

L. Arias - June 19, 2015

Costa Rica's Central Pacific Conservation Area (ACOPAC) has seen a decrease by up to 90 percent in complaints related to tourists feeding or approaching crocodiles, the Environment Ministry’s National System of…

Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking surfer will not be relocated
Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile attacks
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Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking surfer will not be relocated

The Tico Times - March 19, 2015

A Tamarindo crocodile suspected of attacking a surfer will remain in its home in the estuary on Playa Grande, officials from Costa Rica's National Park Service (SINAC) say. While locals…

Crocodile attacks surfer in Tamarindo
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Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile attacks surfer in Tamarindo

The Tico Times - March 11, 2015

On the first day of his surf trip in Tamarindo March 6, Montreal native Val Muscalu was waiting his turn for a wave when suddenly he was…

Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica home
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Crime
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Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica home

The Tico Times - March 10, 2015

[caption id="attachment_59788" align="alignright" width="258"] (Courtesy Public Security Ministry)[/caption] Nothing like walking out on to your front porch in the morning and finding a crocodile staring back at…

Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it
Crocodilians
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Crocodilians
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Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - February 25, 2015

In Pre-Amazonian Peru, the crocodile was king. Seven species of crocodile, to be precise. That's more species of crocodile than have ever been found co-existing in one…